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Vivek Sahai takes over as Member Traffic, Railway Board

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Mr Vivek Sahai, who was until now the General Manager of Northern Railway, has taken over as Member Traffic, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.


He succeeds Mr Shri Prakash, who has been appointed as Chairman of the Standing High Power Committee on Infrastructure Planning, Business Development and Projects in the Ministry of Railways.


Mr Sahai will continue to look after the duties of the post of General Manager, Northern Railway, in addition to his own for three months or until further orders, an official press release said.


Mr Sahai is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of the 1973 batch and has held several key posts on the Railways. These include General Manager, North Central Railway, Additional Member Traffic, Railway Board, Chief Operations Manager, Western Railway, and Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai, Central Railway. He has also served as Executive Director, Railway Board, Chief Operations Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation and Additional General Manager, Western Railway.


He has a post-graduate degree in Physics from Allahabad University and has been trained in US Rail Roads and SNCF (French Railways) under a UNDP project in 1989. He has also participated in an advanced leadership programme at Stern Business School, New York, in 2007.


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